Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Liu Guiqing, China Telecom: Promoting Cloud-network Convergence and Enabling Digital Transformation

A knowledge network article by Total Telecom
Thursday 30 July 20

The 5G era is defined by the cloud, as we are now witnessing the convergence of cloud and carrier networks. Cloud-network convergence is predicted to drive the development of a diverse range of industry applications and drive the digital transformation of all industries. China Telecom, one of China's three major carrier groups, boasts a larger cloud portfolio than any other carrier in the world. China Telecom has been pursuing a strategy of leveraging the advantages of "5G + e-Cloud", and has opted for a standalone approach to its deployment of 5G architecture, in contrast to the non-standalone approach of carriers whose early 5G deployments piggybacked off existing 4G architecture. What is China Telecom's 5G + cloud-network convergence strategy? What can the industry learn from its experience so far? On July 27, 2020, Liu Guiqing, Vice President of China Telecom, delivered a speech entitled "Promoting Cloud-network Convergence and Enabling Digital Transformation" at the Huawei Better World Summit 2020, speaking about China Telecom's cloud-network convergence strategy and its implementation. Cloud-network convergence is the foundation of digital transformation   China Telecom has been working at the forefront of cloud computing for years. In 2016, the carrier collaborated with Huawei to launch its e-Cloud 3.0 products and services. Since then, China Telecom has further enhanced the competitiveness of e…

The 5G era is defined by the cloud, as we are now witnessing the convergence of cloud and carrier networks. Cloud-network convergence is predicted to drive the development of a diverse range of industry applications and drive the digital transformation of all industries. China Telecom, one of China's three major carrier groups, boasts a larger cloud portfolio than any other carrier in the world. China Telecom has been pursuing a strategy of leveraging the advantages of "5G + e-Cloud", and has opted for a standalone approach to its deployment of 5G architecture, in contrast to the non-standalone approach of carriers whose early 5G deployments piggybacked off existing 4G architecture. What is China Telecom's 5G + cloud-network convergence strategy? What can the industry learn from its experience so far? On July 27, 2020, Liu Guiqing, Vice President of China Telecom, delivered a speech entitled "Promoting Cloud-network Convergence and Enabling Digital Transformation" at the Huawei Better World Summit 2020, speaking about China Telecom's cloud-network convergence strategy and its implementation. Cloud-network convergence is the foundation of digital transformation   China Telecom has been working at the forefront of cloud computing for years. In 2016, the carrier collaborated with Huawei to launch its e-Cloud 3.0 products and services. Since then, China Telecom has further enhanced the competitiveness of e…

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